In his announcement late Sunday, Pompeo pledged that US measures would help absorb the impact on aid groups and allow humanitarian assistance to continue to flow to the Arab world’s poorest country. “Yemen’s faltering economy will be dealt a further devastating blow,” said Mohamed Abdi, the group’s director for Yemen. “The United States recognizes concerns that these designations will have an impact on the humanitarian situation in Yemen,” Pompeo said in a statement. The conflict started in 2014 when the Houthis overran the north and the capital, Sanaa. The following year, the Saudi-led coalition intervened to wage war on the Houthis and to restore President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government to power.
Source: Egypt Independent January 11, 2021 08:15 UTC